“The thing is, you can scrub Walter Cunningham till he shines, you can put him in shoes and a new suit, but he’ll never be like Jem.” (300) Aunt Alexandra is stating that no matter what you do to Walter trying to polish him up, he will never be as good as Jem, that no matter how nice the Cunningham’s look they will still never be as good as the Finch’s due to their economic status and jobs. Aunt Alexandra doesn’t care about the type of people that the Cunningham’s are, they will never be worthy enough to be seen having a conversation with them out in public. Aunt Alexandra was very quick to discriminate against the Cunningham’s because of their economic value, as if she can’t be seen with them. As we can see Harper Lee argues her point that, through multiple characters in many different ways of inequality.
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee argues that equality is an important aspect for society when
Harper Lee is successful in supporting her argument that equality in an important aspect for a society through Jem and Scout in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Through every scene in the story where there is any sort of discrimination or inequality, Scout and Jem are always right there to defend the injustice,